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made the real big differences in the leadership that they provided whether it was gwen chang or carlos garcia and now presently richard carranza. i would say again to my colleagues and the school board, it's been a real pleasure to work with people. we don't always agree. we don't necessarily think that we have to go in the same direction -- not the same direction, but for us to have our arguments and overall i always felt every single one of you have cared about what happens to students, have cared about our staff, and that because of the common ground we are able to work with leadership and the rest of the people that i just described to move us further along. i really, really appreciate the way we have been working for the -- at least the last four years, the last eight years, moving from one level to another. we're at the level where we can sit down and discuss and agree and come up with consensus. and you know something? that just does not happen on every school board. so we should all be proceed of that and i want to acknowledge matt haney for coming into this family of elec
warrener all say what happened in newtown connecticut has changed everything. do you have a sense there's a shift in the way? >> i think this is the straw that broke the camel's back, to be very honest with you, gwen. i don't see how americans can want, you know, a situation where a 20-year-old gets a gun from his mother, kills his mother, goes into a school, shoots his way through the glass, goes in and puts three to 11 bullets in six-year-olds, 20 of them. now if you just do an average of five bullets, that's 100 bullets. so it's the big clip, drum or strip that is also banned from sale, manufacture, importation, transfer so it's the clip that enables you to have the fire power. i gather this particular bushmaster you can actually sort of dial down the ease with which you pull the trigger and its frequency. so you can just pump those bullets out in a very few seconds. >> ifill: have you gotten any sense of a change of heart among the republican members of the senate >> i haven't had a chance to talk to republicans. i certainly will be doing that. i really kind of am busy fielding call
damage look for and find very easy to obtain in our society. we need to change that. that's what i'm trying to do. >> ifill: senator dianne feinstein, democrat of california, thank you >> thank you, gwen ifill: an administration official told the newshour today that the president has been talking with white house staff, the vice president and some members of the cabinet about ways the country can respond to the tragedy in newtown. >> woodruff: we devote the rest of the program tonight to the shootings in connecticut with the tough policy decisions ahead for lawmakers; the grieving in newtown; the questions and answers for teachers and students; plus, a special honor roll remembering those murdered. but first, the other news of the day. here's kwame holman. >> holman: a car bomb exploded outside a compound used by a u.s. construction company in kabul, afghanistan, today. the firm builds facilities for the u.s. military. two afghan workers were killed, and more than a dozen others were wounded. the taliban claimed responsibility. and in the east, villagers held funerals for nine youn
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